What are some types of energy?

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2015

Solar powered, chemical, nuclear, gravitational, mechanical, etc.


Energy comes in two basic forms: Potential and Kinetic

Potential Energy=any type of stored energy; can be chemical, nuclear, gravitational, elastic, or mechanical.

Forms of Potential Energy:

Kinetic Energy=found in movement; even the tiniest things have kinetic energy, like atoms vibrating when they are hot or when they transmit sound waves. Electricity kinetic energy of flowing electrons between atoms.

Example: An airplane flying or a meteor plummeting both have kinetic energy.

Forms of Kinetic Energy:
-electromagnetic radiation
-thermal energy/ temperature

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